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GAP Certified


GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) is a series of on-farm practices designed to minimize the risk of food contamination, maintain a clear record of how food was produced, handled and stored, and ensure people buying produce that it is coming from a clean, well-managed environment. To be GAP certified farms go through a third party audit, chosen by buyers, to show proof that they have followed the necessary practices.

Example of GAP Certified:

Farmers aiming to deliver the best quality food chooses to be GAP certified in order to ensure customers that they are following the guidelines that would help them produce healthy and clean crops.
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